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Hi Folks, Brand new here. I'll give you some background on the car and then will ask my question at the **** section if you want to skip the details I bought my S40 at auction for $540...have done all the repairs myself except alignment...to include: Timing Belt, Water Pump, Oil Pump, Fans, Fuel Injection Pressure Sensor, Fuel Injectors, Coils, Plugs, Cam Sensor, Thermostat, Temp meter, PCV box and venting hardware, etc. etc. etc.... ****I have been troubled by a dashboard that has all the background illumination bulbs (LED) flashing off and on, randomly flashing at high intervals, part of dash illuminated and not, just a whole lot of PITA...as well, random codes getting thrown (14, 15, 25, 44, A1, P0101, P0106, P0118, P0128, P0172, P0303) that are not parts-failure related as some of the components coded have been changed multiple times within days of each other (in case of bad new part)...so in talking with a guy who had same issues in a Dodge (Dash, strange codes), it was his ECM. I have since procured a "guaranteed used" ECM and am going to replace it this weekend. Long story short...is there a need for me to take the ECM in and have it programmed by Volvo (to the tune of a couple of hundred $ I'm sure - heck a key programming cost me $225)? Can I just install the new ECM and go for it? Do I need to go through a driving sequence to get it to recognize the new values from the engine? Many thanks and God Bless you and yours!
Here's the story behind my new-to-me 2000 V70 R. Its gonna be a long post, and picture heavy too! This thread will serve as a continuation of sorts of my 1999 V70 R build, which can be read here: The conclusion to that thread will come later this summer, as I will be pulling all the modifications of my 99 R, and transferring them to the 00 R. Now, onto the details of my new Venetian Red 00 R! My friend sent me the for sale ad on Facebook: Here's a couple of the photos from the listing: After spending a few weeks negotiating with the seller, I bought a one way flight to Denver, packed some tools in my bag (I did, however, forgot to pack underwear ) and went to visit some friends before picking up a car and driving it 1900 miles across the country back to New York!!! I landed in Denver Friday evening (May 12) in the early evening. While there, I got to check out the murals of the Denver Airport, and see all the other bits that are the basis for a long list of conspiracy theories. Here's how it sat when I picked it up from the seller at a shopping center a short walk from my friends apartment. Shortly after taking delivery of my R, I went on a hike in up Golden with my friends. The views were stunning to say the least. After lots of fun touring around the Denver area on Saturday, I packed my stuff into the car and started driving back to NY on Sunday morning (May 14th) with plans to stop at my friend's place in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Here are some photos from the drive Sunday. Nebraska was wide open, flat, and very easy to drive through: Drove through miles of turbines in Iowa (despite the picture being of a singular turbine). There's a Don Quixote joke here somewhere.... Cruising towards Cedar Falls, Iowa and got to watch the sun set Sunday's drive was about 800 miles, which took about 12 hours, and the drive home was off to a great, relatively easy start. Here's how my car sat outside my buddy's place in Iowa on Monday morning When I left Iowa Monday morning, my destination was headed to Anthony's (@apeacock) house near Buffalo, NY. Monday held about 850 miles of driving, which was about 13 hours of driving. Stopped for gas in PA. I had a hard time with card reader on the pumps though.... Made it to Anthony's around 10pm, took him for a quick test drive, and then face-planted into the extremely comfortable bed in his guest room. Monday morning before I left his house, Anthony took this photo of our wagons together Made good time on my way back to Troy on Tuesday morning - at this point, 300 miles seemed like a short drive to me I got to enjoy some really nice views in the mountains in western NY: Here's how the odometer when I made it home: The entire trip was 1960 miles, and I managed an average of 26.8 mpg at an average speed of 70 mph. All of this was calculated from the trip computer. And here's how my two wagons sat when I got the office on Tuesday at noon: Earlier tonight I got it registered in NY, so now the build can begin. Stay tuned, this should be a fun project and I'm very excited to get working on it